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Working With Conté and White on Toned Paper with Glenn Vilppu

Working With Conté and White on Toned Paper
Create Powerful Figure Drawings! Learn how to use various materials on toned paper while drawing a female figure

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In this video lesson, world-famous artist and instructor Glenn Vilppu demonstrates how to draw the female figure on toned paper using graphite, two kinds of white, and a soft sanguine conté crayon pencil. You will learn how to start with a loose gesture and construct simple forms on top that gesture. Glenn will also show you how to work with the core shadow and reflected light, eventually applying a sharp graphite line to tighten up the contours for a powerful effect.



  • Canson Toned Paper
  • Staedler Graphite Pencil – HB
  • Conté Sketching Pencil – Sanguine, White
  • Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil – White
  • Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencil – White
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Paper Stump
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